Four Brevard Students Receive Science Awards
The Lawrence R. Grzyll Engineering Award was created to honor the accomplishments of the late Director of Engineering at Mainstream Engineering Corporation. Mr. Grzyll spent more than 24 years in engineering research and development, working to develop fuel sources from biomass, finding safer solvents and working fluids, developing environmentally safe fire suppressants, and developing advanced thermal storage technologies for military and NASA applications. His successful innovations included the development of nontoxic two-phase heat transport fluids for manned spacecraft habitats, high-temperature heat pipe fluids for Air Force applications, and the development of the first oil-less refrigeration compressor to fly in space. Mr. Grzyll taught undergraduate students at the Florida Institute of Technology, authored or co-authored over 60 publications, reports, and conference papers, and has more than 15 U.S. patents.